Murphy Asks Struggling Businesses to Pay More

It’s no secret that the last couple of fiscal years have been amongst the most challenging for businesses in living memory. COVID-related restrictions, staffing difficulties, supply chain issues, it hasn’t been easy for anyone responsible for keeping a business fiscally solvent or even viable. That is not to say that the government hasn’t given help. […]

Back-to-Work Special: Return and Earn NJ

Over the last 18 months, there’s been a ton of discussion surrounding unemployment. This discussion has come from all sides, from the benefits provided to those out of work, the resulting New Jersey labor shortage, and the eventual end to extra UI benefits that occurred in August. For the most part, business owners have been […]

Gov. Murphy Lets Extra Unemployment End

Governor Murphy announced yesterday that New Jersey will not opt to use any of the 6.2 billion allotted to it by the American Rescue Plan to continue paying weekly benefits through the PUA and PEUC. This is a tricky topic to cover. While I’m sure no Monmouth County business owners wish for their employees to […]

Generous Unemployment Pay in New Relief Bill

Congressional Democrats and Republicans agreed on a new, $900 billion pandemic relief package after months of negotiations. This is great news for millions of Americans now unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the package are provisions that will provide enhanced unemployment benefits to workers who are jobless in these times. Two programs of the […]

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): What We Know So Far

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expands unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. PUA is one of the programs established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2-trillion coronavirus emergency stimulus package that President […]

How to Qualify For Helpful PUA Payments

It has been announced by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development that recipients of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (including self-employed individuals, independent contractors, and those who are not usually eligible for unemployment benefits), will start being notified of their PUA eligibility, and the Department is going to start making payments.  The […]